Lab Safety Evaluations

What is a Laboratory Safety Evaluation?

In order to support compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines in Duke University’s research laboratories, the Occupational and Environmental Safety Office’s (OESO’s) Laboratory Safety Division requires routine safety evaluations of each Principal Investigator’s (P.I.’s) laboratory(ies). The laboratory safety evaluation focuses on policies, procedures, work practices and training related to laboratory work, including the following areas:

  • Biological Safety & Waste Management
  • Chemical Safety & Waste Management
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Fire Safety
  • References and Information Resources

Lab Safety Evaluation Process

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